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Entries for June 2010

Peru is now the world’s top grower of coca leaf, the essential ingredient in cocaine production.
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The U.S. Treasury Department says that the kombucha variety of tea -- which can ferment in the bottle -- may be classified as an alcoholic beverage for regulatory purposes.
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The U.K'’s primary medical regulatory body has approved a cannabis-derived spray for treatment of spasticity in multiple-sclerosis patients.
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The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population has higher rates of addiction than the general population in the U.S., but only a fraction of treatment programs offer services designed specifically to meet their cultural needs.
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Parents who insist on accountability from their kids but lack warmth in their relationships may be setting themselves up for alcohol-related heartache as they raise their children.
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Seven candidates for governor in Vermont clashed over a proposal to decriminalize drugs at a recent forum sponsored by Friends of Recovery Vermont.
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Congress last year lifted a longstanding ban on use of public money to support medical marijuana in Washington, D.C., but now a pair of Republican lawmakers want to block implementation of the law.
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Recovering addicts who failed to take steps to deal with the stress in their lives were more susceptible to craving -- a major predictor of relapse -- according to researchers at Penn State University.
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A family history of alcoholism and religious teachings were among the reasons cited by the 60 percent of U.S. evangelical leaders who said they don’t drink alcohol socially.
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Tax revenue from medical marijuana sales is increasing exponentially in Colorado Springs.
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